New Practices in Research: The Effects of the Pandemic in Research Practices of Higher Education


Higher education institutions in Mexico are complex organisms that have encouraged a series of academic practices that, until this date, have not produced significant scientific production amongst the elite scientific community. With the spreading of the pandemic generated by COVID-19, the ongoing economic crisis and the significant federal budget cuts to research programs, many of these practices have been transformed and, in cases, made us rethink how to produce science. This article focuses on analyzing previous and emerging practices of scientific production in Social Sciences, through a literary review and interviews that address the practices of scientists in two higher education institutions: the University of Sonora and the Colegio of Sonora. Likewise, we carried out a literary review of the state of scientific production that the institution and the academics are using to inquire about the new practices they have generated to create, manage and access scientific knowledge.

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Elsa Catalina Olivas Castellanos, University of Sonora, Mexico
Leonel De Gunther Delgado, University of Sonora, Mexico

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Conference: ACSS2021
Stream: Sociology

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